OLIVE OIL HEALTH FACTS #4

Olive oil diet can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

Traditionally a low-fat diet has been prescribed to prevent various diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. While studies have shown that high-fat diets may increase the risk of certain diseases such as cancer and diabetes, it appears that it is the type of fat that counts rather than the amount of fat. We now know that a diet rich in monounsaturated fats such as the ones found in olive oil, nuts and seeds actually protects from many of these chronic diseases.

A study published in the scientific journal Diabetes Care showed that a Mediterranean style diet rich in olive oil reduced the risk of type II diabetes by almost 50 percent compared to a low-fat diet. Type II diabetes is the most common and preventable form of diabetes. From Olive Oil Times.

the study is one of the first to link the Mediterranean diet with extra virgin olive oil to lower levels of LDL cholesterol and lower blood glucose levels.

The researchers stressed that consuming extra virgin olive oil on its own is not going to provide the benefits observed during the study. Rather, it has to be consumed in the context of a balanced diet.

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*We are not medical practitioners nor do we pretend to be. Please consult your doctor if you have any heart or medical related issues. BY NO MEANS do we endorse the use of olive oil as a medical treatment.

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